Father of 7 dies on way to deliver 8th child in Wausau, prayers and plea for funds for widow homeschooling mother of 8!
I found out that the Rogan family are members at St. Mary's Oratory in Wausau run by the Institute of Christ the King.
On the way, an oncoming car hit a deer which was thrown into the Rogans' vehicle. Mike did not survive the accident. Niki and the children are recovering, but will be okay. Niki gave birth to their son, Blaise, hours after the accident.
Niki is a stay-at-home mom and homeschools her children who range in age from newborn to 15 years.
We have learned that Mike only had minimal life insurance, and that the family will have medical bills. In addition, we would like to strive to cover funeral costs and to establish a short-term safety net for the family.
Please help us reach out and support this family in their time of profound loss. Prayers are also much appreciated. We will be transferring all money collected directly to Niki and her family.
Dominic and Cecilia Gruetzmacher
Update: Mike's funeral will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 25, at St. Mary's Oratory in Wausau, WI: http://www.institute-christ-king.org/wausau/
Wausau Daily Herald news coverage:http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/story/news/local/2015/04/20/thousands-raised-for-stratford-crash-victim-michael-rogan-family/26070195/
Minneapolis Star Tribune news coverage:
Update 3(4/21): National and International Media Coverage